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Serena Williams advances to Australian Open final with victory over Agnieszka Radwanska

Serena Williams of the US plays a

Serena Williams of the US plays a backhand return during her women's singles semi-final match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day eleven of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2016. Credit: AFP/Getty Images / WILLIAM WEST

MELBOURNE, Australia — Six-time champion Serena Williams has beaten Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 to advance to her seventh Australian Open final.

With the roof closed on Rod Laver Arena because of rain showers in the area, Williams broke Radwanska’s service to open the match and was rarely troubled in the 21-minute first set.

The No. 4-ranked Radwanska broke Williams’ serve to level the second set at 3-3, but Williams broke Radwanska’s serve in the ninth game and closed with three aces and a forehand winner to win the match in 1 hour, 4 minutes.

Britain’s Johanna Konta plays Angelique Kerber in the second semifinal, with the winner facing Williams in Saturday night’s championship match.

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